By Sam Dingman & Spoke Media
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Family Ghosts is a longform, documentary-style storytelling podcast. In each episode, someone tries to figure out the truth behind a legend that’s haunted their family for generations - the tales told at the end of big meals, after everybody’s had a little wine. We’ve investigated grandmothers who were secretly operating international jewel smuggling rings, parents who were cult members, and undertaken a madcap search for a father's missing corpse. On Family Ghosts, every house is haunted, and the truth is always relative. Hosted by Moth Grand Slam winner Sam Dingman, whose stories have been featured on Risk!, TBTL, Benjamen Walker's Theory of Everything, and The Moth Radio Hour.
||CleanGood News At Last||Ghost things come to those who wraith.||2/12/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2 Update||An important update about our second season.||10/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBONUS: Salt in the Eggs with Hubby Jenkins||Producer Odelia Rubin talks to Hubby Jenkins (Carolina Chocolate Drops) about blending music with history.||9/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBONUS: Keeping the Wounds Raw with Thi Bui||Producer Jennifer Lai in conversation with graphic novelist Thi Bui.||8/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAnnouncing Family Ghosts Live!||Come see "Family Ghosts" live in Brooklyn on September 13th!||8/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBONUS: Mark Pagan's Manual Transition||Season 1 storyteller Mark Pagan (Lookin' Good, Charlie) shares a new piece from his podcast "Other Men Need Help."||7/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBONUS: Telling Our Stories To Ourselves with Tayari Jones||Producer Veralyn Williams talks to Tayari Jones, author of An American Marriage.||6/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBONUS: A History of Mischief: Malcolm Gladwell on Storytelling||Producer Jacob Smith sits down with best-selling author and "Revisionist History" host Malcolm Gladwell.||5/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBONUS: Josh Ritter's Electric Dissatisfaction||Producer Jayson De Leon talks to singer-songwriter Josh Ritter about the ways his music influenced Season 1 of Family Ghosts.||4/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBONUS: A Mutual Seduction: Steve Fishman's Empire On Blood||A big announcement about the future of our show, plus a conversation with prize-winning journalist Steve Fishman, host of "Empire on Blood."||3/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean7: None Of Your Business||Sam discovers he has an uncle he never knew about.||12/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean6: That You Should Be Happy||Micaela is haunted by a recurring dream - a vision from her family's harrowing past.||12/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit5: Lookin' Good, Charlie||Mark's only memories of his father are tender, stubbly hugs and an old leather shaving kit.||12/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit4: A Spirit of Vengeance||Jill grew up hearing the terrifying legend of "the crazy man from Mississippi." But as an adult, she starts to question her mom's version of the story.||11/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit3: Sue's Clues||When Nick's grandfather died in 1994, something bizarre happened: his aunt Susan stole the body and hid it.||11/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit2: No Brown Spots||Everything changed for Caila on June 22, 2010. On today's episode, she finally confronts the truth about what happened that night.||11/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1: The Family Jewels||One afternoon in 1961, a mysterious woman in sunglasses wandered into my grandfather's jewelry shop and stole his heart. Two years later, she vanished without a trace.||3/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrailer: Every House Is Haunted||Every house is haunted.||3/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Fascinating story told in a compelling manner. Sam Dingham is a natural narrator and I would like to listen to more in the series. Please continue to research this and other stories and let us hear them.
Strong but uneven
This podcast had some very strong episodes during its first season and some self indulgent, boring duds. First three episodes were great: original stories with strong reporting and compelling characters. Last three were more uneven. Hope this gets renewed but would encourage podcaster to focus more on the interesting characters.
Great little podcast!!
Let me say, I'm subscribed to oh about 100 podcasts (no joke), yet lately I've been in a bit of a drought. There's a ton of new content out there, and very little of it is really GREAT. Well, Family Ghosts has got me hooked! Great storytellers and interesting stories that really grab your attention. Like a book you can't put down! Keep it up, Panoply. I hope this one sticks around!